Querétaro and Guanajuato

Sept. 25th-Oct. 3, 2018
Nine Days and Eight Nights


Highlights of this trip:

    • Enjoying the popular festival in honor of San Miguel de Allende and its patron saint, Saint Michael the Archangel. This colonial city prepares three days of cultural activities that will fascinate you. This festival is considered one of the more amazing celebrations of the region.
    • Learning about the Mojigangas (giant puppets) and their contribution to the colorful fiestas in San Miguel de Allende
    • Visiting the fine vineyards in Tequisquiapan and join the route of cheese and wine
    • Being part of the studios of artists at Dolores Hidalgo and Guanajuato, learning about the coloured-lead-glaze majolica and its beautiful presence in these unique places
    • Visiting three colorful colonial historic centers: Querétaro, San Miguel de Allende and Guanajuato, and learning about the Independence Movement in our country

ITINERARY

SEPTEMBER 25 – TO QUERÉTARO

We will meet at the international airport in México City by 1:45pm. Then we will drive to Querétaro. During our first-day dinner we will have the opportunity to meet each other and to share an overview of the trip.


SEPTEMBER 26 – QUERÉTARO

On this day we will visit the best of Querétaro. We will visit the Museum of Arts and the House of the Corregidora, and we will discover the historic downtown, a UNESCO World Heritage site, with baroque and neoclassical architecture expressed in its buildings.


SEPTEMBER 27 – TEQUISQUIAPAN

We will drive to Tequisquiapan to join the Cheese and Wine Route. We will go to La Redonda vineyards to be involved in a new adventure in wine making.


SEPTEMBER 28 – SAN MIGUEL DE ALLENDE

Today we will drive to San Miguel de Allende. After taking a first glimpse of this beautiful city, we will visit the Handcraft Market and we will view the most remarkable buildings of the city, including the beautiful Parroquia de San Miguel de Allende with its neo-gothic facade. It is one of the most photographed churches in México.


SEPTEMBER 29 – SAN MIGUEL DE ALLENDE

Our main purpose to arrive in San Miguel de Allende a day earlier is that, during the early morning hours, we can be part of the festival called Alborada (Dawn). This is the main celebration in honor of San Miguel.


SEPTEMBER 30 – SAN MIGUEL DE ALLENDE

Today we will continue with the celebration with mojigangas (giant puppets), dances, music, the burning of Judas, voladores de Papantla and parades.


OCTOBER 1 – DOLORES HIDALGO AND GUANAJUATO

We will drive to Dolores Hidalgo and learn about the majolica pottery, then we will travel to Guanajuato. This city is probably the most picturesque place in México. There we will visit the most emblematic buildings and romantic spots, including places like Diego Rivera’s house.


OCTOBER 2 – GUANAJUATO

If you are interested in sampling delicious local food, we will visit markets to taste the authentic flavor of gorditas, sopas and tamales, and much more. At the same time, we will continue to discover the history behind Guanajuato.


OCTOBER 3 – RETURN

Return to México City. We will be at the airport by 4pm.


COSTS (USD) & DETAILS

Cost per person (double occupancy*):$1,350
To reserve your spot:$675
Balance (due by Aug 1, 2018):$675
*If you'd like a private room, add:$350

The tour includes:

    • Transportation, beginning at the México City International Airport on 25th September, 2018 at 1:45 p.m.
    • Daily tours
    • Accommodations
    • A guide specialized in archaeology, ethnography and anthropology
    • Daily breakfast at the hotel
    • Entrance fees to all the attractions detailed in the tour description
    • The Cheese and Wine Route, including lunch and tasting
    • Welcome and farewell dinners

It does not include:

    • Meals other than breakfasts and two dinners
    • Tips
    • Telephone calls, laundry, etc.

This trip was designed for only sixteen travelers.

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Currency conversion of $1,350 USD as of today:
MXN: $25,467
CAD: $1,733
EURO: $1,109